Friday, March 25, 2016

Earl Hamner, R. I. P.

The Two-Way : NPR: Earl Hamner Jr., who created the popular television series The Waltons, has died at 92. His son Scott announced on Facebook that Hamner had been suffering from cancer, and died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on Thursday.


Patrick Murtha said...

I grew up on "The Waltons" and identified with John-Boy as a fledgling writer. I like that kind of homey Americana, although sometimes they ladled the syrup on a bit thickly.

Deb said...

I can't remember a year like 2016 has been (thus far), when so many pop culture fixtures, so many people who entertained us and did things that had true meaning in our lives, have passed away. And it's not even April yet!

Graham Powell said...

Oddly enough my basketball coach in high school was named Earl Hamner. He passed away last year in his late 80s.